Dear North families:
I am writing to you sitting on a plane returning from a very quick visit to our sister school in Guanajuato, Mexico. I sit here reflecting on the amazing experiences I had over the last three days, and wanted to take a moment to give you all a glimpse into my magical trip to the capital of Mexican independence.
I left Thursday morning from the annual Newton principals institute in Hull, MA. A quick (but rough) ferry boat ride later, I arrived at Logan headed first to Houston and then to Mexico. To be honest, at the time I was lamenting my decision to spend my professional development funds this year to visit a few of our sister schools. Given my tight schedule, I was only able to go for two days, and I was questioning whether the trip was really going to be worth it. Frankly, I was also worried about the safety of traveling to Mexico.
Well, it was worth it and more. I arrived in Guanajuato late Thursday night and was greeted by Rosa, the exchange teacher from La Prepa in Guanajuato and Nancy Marrinucci, our very own World Language department chair. Within minutes of clearing customs, I was whisked away to an authentic Mexican dinner in Guanajuato, a city alive with music, vibrant colors and friendly people. After dinner we roamed the cobblestone streets looking at the colonial architecture, the stunning churches, and listening to La Estudiantina playing and singing traditional Mexican music, while roaming the streets. I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the city carved into a mountain that I had to ask Rosa and Nancy to make sure I did not hit anyone or anything, because I was spending the entire time looking up.